Call for Participation

Learning analytics: Building bridges between the Education and the Computing communities

Hosted by ITS 2018 – Half Day Workshop, June 11, 2018


Sébastien Béland (Université de Montréal, GRIÉMÉtic)

Michel Desmarais (Polytechnique Montréal, GRIÉMÉtic)

Nathalie Loye (Université de Montréal, GRIÉMÉtic)


The Learning Analytics (LA) and Educational Data Mining (EDM) fields have generated a wealth of research over the last decade, including two yearly conferences and two scientific journals. However, these topics are relatively new in the field of educational science. This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to share their perspective on how this research has impacted the education field.  Among the questions we wish to address is whether the two communities have a common perspective of the LA and EDM fields, and whether their expectations converge toward a common set of requirements.  We also would like to address the perceived contributions of LA/EDM to the Educational community and to the Technology Enhanced Learning field, including MOOCs and the range of applications that foster means of self-driven learning.

Many topics can be related to the idea of building bridges between the education and the computing communities. Here are some examples of interest:

  • How teachers concerns can inspire further developments in LA and/or EDM?
  • How to improve student’s assessment using LA and/or EDM?
  • How to improve teaching using LA and/or EDM?
  • How to improve educational management using LA and/or EDM?
  • What are the biggest challenges of building bridges between the education and computing communities? What are the limits of the collaboration between these communities?
  • Examples of collaborations between the education community and computing community.

How to submit a proposition?

The propositions are expected to present a position statement about the idea of building bridges between the education and the computing communities. The aim of a proposition is to generate discussions and new ideas.

Every proposition has to be (i) completely original, (ii) presented in a word or pdf format document that does not exceed 8 pages, (iii) written in acceptable English and (iv) formatted to the LNCS formatting guidelines:

After a review process, the accepted proposition will be published in CEUR ( The interested participants are please to submit a proposition at:

Important dates

Paper submission: April 6, 2018

Acceptance notification: April 16, 2018

Camera ready: April 30, 2018

Workshop: June 11, 2018

Program committee


About the organizers

All the organizers are members of the GRIÉMÉtic, a research group specialized in educational measurement using information technologies:

Sébastien is a young professor at Université de Montréal, connected with the international community of researchers in psychometrics. Michel is professor at Polytechnique Montreal, associate editor of the Journal of Educational Data Mining, founding member of the EDM Society. Finally, Nathalie is professor at Université de Montréal and the head of GRIÉMÉtic and editor of the journal “Mesure et évaluation en éducation”.